Dabo Swinney gave an update on injured running back Will Shipley on Saturday.

Shipley, widely expected to be Clemson’s starting running back this season, missed the Tigers’ spring game over the weekend due to a knee injury. According to Swinney, it’s a minor issue and he was held out of the game as a precaution.

“He’s just had some knee tenderness,” Swinney said, via ClemsonSportsTalk.com. “He’s practiced. He’s scrimmaged some too and then just the last week or so he’s battled a bunch of tendinitis in that knee area.  He’s done all the team stuff except for the last week or so. We didn’t scrimmage him last week or today. Just kept him out of a lot of stuff as a precaution.”

Shipley’s health will be of high importance to the Tigers this season. He’s a potential preseason ACC Offensive Player of the Year candidate after going for 1,424 yards from scrimmage a year ago.

Shipley could have an even bigger role as a pass-catcher this season in Garrett Riley’s offense. Shipley caught 38 passes a season ago and has been a difference-maker out of the back field so far in his Clemson career.